The Devil’s Metal (Devil’s #1)

SONY DSCIt’s the summer of 1974 and 21-year old Dawn Emerson has only three things she wants to do: compete one last time in the Ellensburg Rodeo, win back her ex-boyfriend Ryan, and become the best damn music journalist at Central Washington University. But all her plans are left in the dust when she’s contacted by Creem magazine to go on the road with one of her favorite groups, the up-and-coming metal band, Hybrid.

At first the assignment reads like a dream come true. Not only will Dawn land some much-needed credibility as a female music journalist, but she’ll finally get to experience life from the other side of the stage, and maybe crack the drunken, enigmatic code that is guitarist Sage Knightly. Instead, Dawn finds herself on an aging tour bus filled with ego-maniacs, band politics and a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. When monsters start showing up in dressing rooms and some of Sage’s groupies become increasingly strange and dangerous, Dawn discovers the band is not only going places – they’re going straight to Hell.

And Dawn has a backstage pass.-Goodreads

Yikes! This book was the perfect combination  of ‘Almost Famous’ meeting Satan. This book starts out during the decade of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. And trust me, there is PLENTY of all three in ‘Devil’s Metal’!

What I love most about Karina Halle’s characters is there are so believable. Yes I know a plot involving the master of evil is meant to be far fetched, but the characters, situations and emotions are all too real. Dawn is bad ass. She is an extremely relatable heroine and she is experiencing rock music during it’s prime. This book is more believable because Karina Halle is also a music journalist.  She has told us a story written off the pages of her own life, mixed it with a paranormal/horror twist and gave us another series we are all excited to continue reading.

5 stars*





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